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dc.contributor.authorCole, Daniel C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-18T15:15:22Z
dc.date.available2018-07-18T15:15:22Z
dc.identifier.citationD Cole. "Subharmonic resonance and critical eccentricity for the classical hydrogen atomic system." European Physical Journal D,
dc.identifier.issn0011-4626
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/29982
dc.description.abstractSubharmonic resonance behaviors are investigated for the classical hy- drogen atom, with classical radiation damping and circularly polarized light acting on the classical electron. This study is intended for both potential experimental applications as well as for deeper theoretical pur- poses. Long resonant states are predicted for realistic Rydberg atoms and highly excited hydrogen states. Several previously undiscovered physical e¤ects are predicted. First, the semimajor axis remains relatively con- stant when in subharmonic resonance; second, the eccentricity steadily increases until a maximum, critical value is reached, at which point or- bital decay sets in. If the initial orbit is circular, this critical eccentricity value is shown to always be the same for each subharmonic condition, regardless of the initial orbital radius. An analytic derivation for this re- sult is presented. The illustrated dynamics are of interest for the classical theory of stochastic electrodynamics (SED) regarding whether SED can fundamentally describe more of quantum phenomena, particularly atomic excited state behavior and related emission and absorption spectra. Also of interest are how classical resonances can be imposed on a near con- tinuum of quantum states. Finally, there may be future technological applications, such as reading and writing information into Rydberg atoms in the form of subharmonic resonances.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Physical Journal D
dc.subjectPhysical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectGeneral physicsen_US
dc.subjectNuclear & particles physicsen_US
dc.subjectStochastic electrodynamicsen_US
dc.subjectRydberg constanten_US
dc.subjectHydrogenen_US
dc.titleSubharmonic resonance and critical eccentricity for the classical hydrogen atomic systemen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: noneen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Engineeringen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
pubs.publication-statusSubmitteden_US


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